First there is Carla Gugino. My appreciation for her comes mainly for her work with Robert Rodriguez -- Sin City and the Spy Kids series, as I'm actually one of those people who was entertained by the latter. Then again, she was also in the super-awesome Troop Beverly Hills, so how could you knock her? Then, there is Ellen Burstyn. She's a flipping acting powerhouse and Oscar winner for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, although she should be a dual winner for Requiem for a Dream. (Robbery!!!) Finally, there's the overly-pensive vamp and spazzy dancer-turned-Bones loving Special Agent David Boreanaz. Wow. This movie could be about drying paint, and I'd still go see it out of curiosity.

Luckily, it's a bit more interesting than that. The trio are starring in the indie sports drama, Our Lady of Victory. Written by the film's director, Tim Chambers, the movie is about the Immaculata College women's basketball team which flew up the rankings to win the National Women's Collegiate Championship in 1972. They were called the Immaculata Mighty Macs, and they won the first three national titles for women's basketball. Just to give some perspective -- this came just on the advent of letting the women play full-court with more than three dribbles. But that's not all -- at the time, a number of teams still played in skirts, which I imagine was all sorts of convenient for between-the-leg dribbling. Gugino is playing the coach and Boreanaz is playing her husband. There's no word on Burstyns role, but I bet it's safe to say that she will not be one of the players. (Although that would be an interesting twist if she was!) Production has just started, and there is no word yet on release dates or player casting.
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